The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 393 387
Rank change year-on-year +32 -6  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 254 284 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.75% 4.58% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 189 123
Median daily rate £475 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +133.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +133.33%  

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5347 6202 6365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.54% 11.10% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3477 4017 3864
Median daily rate £450 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +2.89% +3.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 199 180
Median hourly rate £22.70 £24.81 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.49% -0.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.50 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.70 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £33.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year -25.75% +31.36%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 246 £475 +5.55% 110
London +36 114 £500 +5.26% 32
South East -1 52 £500 +11.11% 25
East of England +6 25 £450 +5.88% 9
Hampshire +13 22 £500 +11.92% 3
City of London +5 20 £525 +2.43% 4
Bedfordshire +18 16 £450 -14.28% 1
Yorkshire +31 15 £475 -13.24% 9
North West +18 15 £365 -4.57% 15
South West +4 14 £488 +26.62% 6
West Yorkshire +30 10 £420 -23.28% 8
Oxfordshire +6 10 £513 -
Manchester -9 10 £475 +24.18% 10
West Midlands +21 9 £413 +6.45% 11
Berkshire +10 9 £425 +11.84% 5
Wales +17 8 £356 -47.22%
Cardiff - 8 £356 -
South Wales - 8 £356 -
Hertfordshire +8 7 - - 6
Wiltshire +4 7 £488 -15.21% 1
Swindon +1 7 £488 -15.21% 1
Birmingham +9 6 £413 +3.12% 4
Welwyn Garden City +6 6 - - 1
Surrey -1 6 £525 +12.00% 7
Leeds +22 5 £390 -17.89% 5
Basingstoke +4 5 £500 -28.84%
Cheshire +33 4 £365 -36.52%
Bradford +4 4 - - 2
Tamworth - 4 £413 -
York - 4 £475 -

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 236 (43.38%) Information Security
2 180 (33.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 157 (28.86%) CISSP
4 144 (26.47%) Firewall
5 127 (23.35%) Finance
6 108 (19.85%) CISM
7 84 (15.44%) Linux
8 82 (15.07%) ITIL
8 82 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
9 77 (14.15%) Windows
10 75 (13.79%) Cisco
10 75 (13.79%) SIEM
11 74 (13.60%) Data Centre
12 68 (12.50%) Management Information System
12 68 (12.50%) Degree
13 65 (11.95%) Cybersecurity
14 63 (11.58%) VMware
15 62 (11.40%) CISA
15 62 (11.40%) Network Security
15 62 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
16 61 (11.21%) Microsoft
17 55 (10.11%) Data Protection
18 53 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
18 53 (9.74%) Risk Management
19 52 (9.56%) SQL
19 52 (9.56%) Intrusion Detection
19 52 (9.56%) GDPR
20 51 (9.38%) Java
21 48 (8.82%) Project Management
21 48 (8.82%) Security Operations

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (5.51%) Apache
2 20 (3.68%) IIS
3 19 (3.49%) JBoss
4 15 (2.76%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.57%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.47%) CMS
7 7 (1.29%) Confluence
7 7 (1.29%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.92%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.74%) ATG Dynamo
10 4 (0.74%) Mule
10 4 (0.74%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.55%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.37%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (2.02%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.37%) Relativity
2 2 (0.37%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.37%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 62 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.13%) SaaS
4 14 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (2.39%) Office 365
6 12 (2.21%) Heroku
7 8 (1.47%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.92%) Akamai
9 5 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (0.92%) SoftLayer
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.55%) GitHub
11 3 (0.55%) IaaS
11 3 (0.55%) PaaS
12 2 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.37%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 144 (26.47%) Firewall
2 62 (11.40%) Network Security
3 52 (9.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 35 (6.43%) LAN
4 35 (6.43%) TCP/IP
4 35 (6.43%) WAN
5 34 (6.25%) DNS
6 28 (5.15%) Internet
7 27 (4.96%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (4.78%) Wireless
9 23 (4.23%) SSL
10 17 (3.13%) DHCP
10 17 (3.13%) VPN
11 15 (2.76%) HTTP
12 13 (2.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 13 (2.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (2.39%) MPLS
13 12 (2.21%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (1.84%) IPsec
14 10 (1.84%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (1.65%) MySQL
3 9 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.74%) Redis
7 4 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.55%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.55%) DB2
8 3 (0.55%) Ingres
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (2.39%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.02%) Cucumber
3 10 (1.84%) JIRA
4 9 (1.65%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.29%) Subversion
6 5 (0.92%) Selenium
6 5 (0.92%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.92%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.74%) Maven
8 3 (0.55%) Hudson
8 3 (0.55%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.37%) JUnit
9 2 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.18%) Mockito
10 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.18%) TestPartner
General
1 127 (23.35%) Finance
2 34 (6.25%) Retail
3 25 (4.60%) Banking
4 21 (3.86%) Legal
5 20 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.02%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.10%) Marketing
8 4 (0.74%) Back Office
9 3 (0.55%) Electronics
9 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.55%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Billing
10 2 (0.37%) Games
10 2 (0.37%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 87 (15.99%) Architect
2 84 (15.44%) Consultant
3 81 (14.89%) Analyst
4 65 (11.95%) Security Consultant
5 60 (11.03%) Security Analyst
6 45 (8.27%) Security Engineer
7 39 (7.17%) Developer
7 39 (7.17%) Information Security Consultant
7 39 (7.17%) Project Manager
8 38 (6.99%) Security Manager
9 37 (6.80%) Security Architect
10 32 (5.88%) Network Engineer
11 29 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (4.60%) Security Specialist
13 23 (4.23%) Information Analyst
13 23 (4.23%) Information Security Analyst
14 21 (3.86%) Information Security Manager
15 20 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (3.68%) Java Developer
15 20 (3.68%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.70%) Web Services
2 25 (4.60%) Middleware
3 24 (4.41%) .NET
4 23 (4.23%) RESTful
5 15 (2.76%) REST
5 15 (2.76%) SOAP
6 13 (2.39%) ASP.NET
7 12 (2.21%) XML
8 11 (2.02%) JMS
9 8 (1.47%) ActiveMQ
9 8 (1.47%) Spring
9 8 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (1.29%) HTML
10 7 (1.29%) WCF
11 6 (1.10%) AppFabric
11 6 (1.10%) CSS
11 6 (1.10%) jQuery
12 5 (0.92%) Ajax
12 5 (0.92%) JSP
12 5 (0.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 74 (13.60%) Data Centre
2 68 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 34 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.15%) Computer Science
5 25 (4.60%) Data Protection Act
6 24 (4.41%) PKI
7 19 (3.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (2.57%) CESG
9 12 (2.21%) Cyber Defence
9 12 (2.21%) Reference Data
10 10 (1.84%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.84%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.84%) Security Operations Centre
11 9 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.47%) Replication
13 6 (1.10%) Clustering
13 6 (1.10%) FMCG
13 6 (1.10%) RIA
13 6 (1.10%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.44%) Linux
2 77 (14.15%) Windows
3 37 (6.80%) Unix
4 27 (4.96%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.21%) Mac OS X
8 11 (2.02%) CentOS
8 11 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.65%) AIX
9 9 (1.65%) Solaris
10 6 (1.10%) Android
10 6 (1.10%) Mac OS
10 6 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.37%) Debian
12 2 (0.37%) SUSE
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (43.38%) Information Security
2 82 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (15.07%) ITIL
3 75 (13.79%) SIEM
4 65 (11.95%) Cybersecurity
5 55 (10.11%) Data Protection
6 53 (9.74%) Risk Management
6 53 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (8.82%) Project Management
7 48 (8.82%) Security Operations
8 44 (8.09%) Penetration Testing
9 42 (7.72%) Data Security
10 35 (6.43%) DevOps
10 35 (6.43%) Identity Access Management
11 34 (6.25%) Security Architecture
12 33 (6.07%) Mentoring
12 33 (6.07%) Vulnerability Management
13 32 (5.88%) Change Management
13 32 (5.88%) Security Management
14 31 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 52 (9.56%) SQL
2 51 (9.38%) Java
3 29 (5.33%) Python
4 21 (3.86%) Perl
5 12 (2.21%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.84%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.84%) Ruby
7 9 (1.65%) C#
8 7 (1.29%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.74%) C
10 4 (0.74%) C++
10 4 (0.74%) Korn
10 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.37%) PHP
11 2 (0.37%) Scala
11 2 (0.37%) VBA
12 1 (0.18%) VB
12 1 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 157 (28.86%) CISSP
2 108 (19.85%) CISM
3 68 (12.50%) Degree
4 62 (11.40%) CISA
5 45 (8.27%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (8.09%) Security Cleared
7 41 (7.54%) SC Cleared
8 36 (6.62%) SANS
9 30 (5.51%) PCI QSA
10 28 (5.15%) CCSP
11 27 (4.96%) GIAC
12 18 (3.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 16 (2.94%) CCNP
13 16 (2.94%) ISEB
14 13 (2.39%) GCIH
15 12 (2.21%) CRISC
16 11 (2.02%) CEH
16 11 (2.02%) CESG Certified Professional
17 10 (1.84%) CCNA
17 10 (1.84%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (33.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (9.56%) GDPR
3 33 (6.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 25 (4.60%) COBIT
5 24 (4.41%) QA
6 17 (3.13%) PA-DSS
7 14 (2.57%) SLA
8 11 (2.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (1.65%) ISO27002
10 8 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (1.47%) RMADS
11 7 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (1.29%) FedRAMP
11 7 (1.29%) PMO
12 6 (1.10%) ISO22301
12 6 (1.10%) ISO27005
12 6 (1.10%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.92%) GPG13
14 4 (0.74%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.74%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.04%) Docker
4 17 (3.13%) vSphere
5 10 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.65%) Snort
7 7 (1.29%) vCloud
7 7 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.55%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.37%) HDFS
11 2 (0.37%) Xen
12 1 (0.18%) Firmware
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.18%) NFS
12 1 (0.18%) Samba
12 1 (0.18%) Squid
12 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (5.51%) Puppet
2 22 (4.04%) Ansible
3 13 (2.39%) vCenter Server
4 12 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (2.02%) Nagios
5 11 (2.02%) Nessus
6 9 (1.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.10%) SCCM
9 5 (0.92%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.92%) vRealize
9 5 (0.92%) WSUS
10 4 (0.74%) Nmap
10 4 (0.74%) QRadar
11 3 (0.55%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.55%) Kibana
11 3 (0.55%) logstash
11 3 (0.55%) Opsview
11 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 75 (13.79%) Cisco
2 63 (11.58%) VMware
3 61 (11.21%) Microsoft
4 47 (8.64%) Splunk
5 43 (7.90%) F5
6 34 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 27 (4.96%) Palo Alto
8 26 (4.78%) Juniper
9 24 (4.41%) Qualys
10 23 (4.23%) Intel Security
10 23 (4.23%) Red Hat
11 22 (4.04%) Oracle
12 21 (3.86%) FireEye
13 20 (3.68%) WorldPay
14 18 (3.31%) Tufin
15 16 (2.94%) IBM
15 16 (2.94%) Rapid7
16 15 (2.76%) Blue Coat
17 14 (2.57%) HP
17 14 (2.57%) LogRhythm
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